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Police: Kirksville man heated up nail, burned child with it

Kirksville police say David Fish, 32, of Kirksville, also hit the nine-year-old victim so hard it left bruises. (Adair County Sheriff's Office)

A northeast Missouri man is accused of burning a young child with a hot nail on Christmas Day.

According to online court records, David L. Fish, 32, of Kirksville, is charged with felony Abuse or Neglect of a Child.

Fish was indicted last week by an Adair County Grand Jury.

Court documents state that on December 25, 2018, Fish physically injured a nine-year-old child by heating up a nail and burning the child with it.

Police said Fish also struck the youngster hard enough to cause bruising.

The suspect is being held in the Adair County Law Enforcement Center on $10,000 cash-only bond.

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